THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR!February 18, 2013
The Affordable Art Fair is the brain child of one Will Ramsey, art collector and owner of Will’s Art Warehouse in south-west London. Back in 1996 Will decided he wanted to bridge the gap between contemporary art and the London gallery scene, a culture dominated by private collectors with millions of pounds burning a hole in their pocket. The concept was simple, open up the art market to the masses, where both the novice and experienced art fanatic can be involved.
It was an immediate hit with over ten thousand people attending the first exhibition at Battersea Park in 1999. Thirteen years later, the Affordable Art Fair can boast over one million visitors from fairs across the globe. AAF work with like minded galleries to showcase top notch photography, illustration, sculpture and all other art forms. There’s no doubt in claiming Will Ramsey’s dream of accessible art has been a huge success.
Here’s a video of Will telling us what to expect at the fairs.
With each fair held in different countries, the host building becomes a sea of creativity. Check out these pics from previous events.
The next fair is due to take place in Brussels between the 21st and 24th of February, featuring a long list of galleries dedicated to the cause. We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces to be showcased at the event.
Barry Cawston – Capital Culture
Ramen Cerazo – Victor Lope Gallery
Sophie Sigorel – Monda Art
Julien Marinetti – Color Field Gallery
Bondenko – On Site Gallery
Fancy yourself an aspiring art collector? Be sure to check out the Affordable Art Fair website, they have all sorts of neat tips and interviews to encourage fans of contemporary art.